Stories From Aug 2019

Aug 20, 2019

7 Things You Need to Know to be a Successful CALS Student

Classes have started, and you’re officially a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student. Here are a few tips to help you rock your first year in CALS.

Aug 16, 2019

How To Build Professional Confidence (And Your Resume): Research Intern Alex Burd

With her North Carolina Agricultural Research Service internship, Alex Burd had the opportunity to meet leaders of industry and accelerate the career of her dreams – but first, she had to step up to the table.

Aug 16, 2019

You Decide: What’s Behind the Three Top Economic Issues?

NC State University economist Dr. Mike Walden addresses three prominent issues facing the economy today, and the factors that play into them.

Aug 14, 2019

Economic Perspective: Hiring Over the Business Cycle

The popular adage "last hired, first fired" speaks to the hiring cycle in businesses, but does this apply equally across all levels?

Aug 14, 2019

Building the Great Warships: NC Timber from Colonial Times to Now

Joint research from NC State Professor Edward Kick and his University of Wisconsin colleague Adam Driscoll determined that North Carolina’s timber provided the natural capital used to build the great warships of the British Empire.

Aug 14, 2019

Teaching With Passion: Poultry Science Grad Student Michael Warren

Prestage Department of Poultry Science's Matthew Warren is a "dynamic, engaging student and instructor" who brings energy and enthusiasm to his work both inside and outside the classroom.

Aug 14, 2019

“Sticky” Tobacco Leaf Structures Aid Plant Health

Researchers in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology have shown that “sticky” hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects.

Aug 7, 2019

Franklin County Horse Farm Tour Combines Demonstrations with Extension Education

N.C. Cooperative Extension delivers research-backed knowledge from the state’s land grant universities directly to the public. In this case, that means connecting the horse community with information and learning opportunities in Franklin County.

Aug 6, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Decline in Infrastructure

Spending on infrastructure in the U.S. has been on the decline. When did this trend start, and why is investing in infrastructure important?

Aug 5, 2019

Venus Flytrap Detective: Ph.D. Student Laura Hamon

Applied Ecology Ph.D. student Laura Hamon studies the pollination ecology of the Venus flytrap – including how it's so good at not eating its own pollinators.